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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This family run Italian café is small and cosy and does such lovely fresh food. It is a first choice for when I go to Cardiff

Thank Rachel P
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fantastic food. Very speedy service, lovely staff and great price. Would definately come here again. Thank you

Thank Safe99
Camberley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We visited this tiny restaurant in Cardiff on Tuesday and had a very nice meal at good price. It was all freshly cooked and the staff were very friendly. We sat outside the restaurant in the arcade which was nice too.

Thank lizkeyzor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Many years ago I came across this lovely restaurant and I have never stopped going. To sum it up the owners and staff have their own personal touch .The food is exceptional and the service is first class , they always are happy and make you feel at home in their restaurant. Go see and find out !

Thank Kevin B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I went to Restaurant Minuet over the weekend, with three others, for a friend’s birthday. It was busy, and there were no tables available at the time, but we weren’t waiting very long. The waitress came over and took our orders very quickly, and we also didn’t have to wait long for our food. I ordered the Chicken Mephisto. Stunning,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

My girlfriend and I have eaten here several times and will always go here when we fancy an Italian whilst shopping in Cardiff. The restaurant, although relatively compact provides the Italian Food Lover with great food.

Thank Phil G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Visited this restaurant for the first time a few weeks ago after walking by and smelling the food. I enjoyed it so much I was back the next day! I ordered the tagliatelle alfredo and it was ready in minutes. It is the nicest meal I have ever had! My partner had a breakfast pizza and he thoroughly enjoyed it.... More 

Thank chareviews
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Been to this place twice and tried two different items on menu. Second visit was with a group of 5 people. Lovely place and delicious food, my only problem with it and I understand that it cannot be helped of course is that it's too small. I would recommend it and would definitely go back.

Thank Yazzy5678
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Well they don't call it minuet for no reason. Went for a birthday lunch with my family. Lovely cafe with excellent food. Really friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed!!

Thank Heidi D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Small friendly restaurant tucked away in the quieter castle arcade away from the busy shopping centres. Lovely home made style of food, piping hot and served promptly. Ideal for a quick lunch! Would definitely recommend

Thank Pete359

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $20
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 442920341794
Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?